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CMF Engineer at Garmin International in Olathe, Kansas

Posted in Architecture 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

GPS Manufacturer/Distributor

As a leading worldwide provider of navigation devices and wearable technology, our focus is on developing, designing and supporting superior products. Our advanced technology promotes performance, safety and ease of use in every market we serve. That makes us an engineering and technology company with a keen focus on recruiting talent in those fields. But the same vertical integration business model that keeps all design and manufacturing processes in-house also gives us the incentive to hire top performers from different backgrounds, including operations, finance and accounting, information technology, sales, marketing and communications.



We are seeking a full-time CMF Engineer at our world headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. In this role, you will collaborate with designers, engineers, and suppliers to forecast, develop, and implement color, material, and finish plans to drive innovation into Garmin Products. Other essential functions include:



  • Manage a sustainable CMF innovation portfolio 



  • Ensure CMF technology pipeline to support product design and business needs

  • Satisfy and inspire customers through creative design, product development and manufacturing 

  • Collaborate with CMF designers, suppliers, engineers, and manufacturers worldwide.

  • Stay current on advances in material innovation and technology


  • Integration and validation of new CMF technologies 



  • Manage and analyze new materials, colors, finishes for relevant market segments

  • Match and develop new color matches across a variety of materials

  • Work with team to create color and material targets

  • Establish and maintain a color and material library

  • Present and communicate CMF explorations

  • Own the color & finish matching process from end to end


  • Applies Garmin’s Mission Statement and Quality Policy and enthusiastically exhibit a desire to see Garmin succeed



Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Materials Science, Product Design, or another field relevant to the essential functions of this job description from a four-year college or university OR an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Other qualifications include:



  • Outstanding academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 as a general rule) with the demonstrated ability to apply learned knowledge




  • Must demonstrate knowledge, education, experience and/or training necessary to use tools such as Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote




  • A curiosity for new CMF innovation, technology, process, design and future living. Proficiency in the latest materials, finishes and various manufacturing processes.




  • Open to pushing new boundaries, work extremely well in multi-disciplinary global teams, able to speak up, anticipate technical challenges and plan ahead. 




  • Looks beyond the immediate problem and generates new and innovative solutions to complex problems.




  • Being a strong communicator, sharing technical knowledge with non-technical partners in a clear and meaningful way (also challenges and constraints).




  • Strong project management skills to drive new technology programs to deliver qualified solutions from concept to manufacturing. 




  • Demonstrates proficient knowledge of a wide variety of materials and manufacturing methods including, but not limited to: plastic, silicone, metals, coatings, and more.




  • Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills




  • Demonstrates proficient presentation skills




  • Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude, and work respectfully with others




  • Demonstrated ability to autonomously generate and support pragmatic solutions that meet project timelines and high quality standards




Our benefits, designed to lead an evolving marketplace, support innovation and encourage a healthy balance between work and life, keep us competitive and allow our associates to make their own decisions about their well-being and future. We offer a choice of healthcare plans—with low or no premiums—which consistently rank in the 90th percentile when compared to other high-tech employers, plus dental and vision plans for you and your family. In addition, our financial benefits rate 82% above the median for technology companies comparable in size. Our 401K retirement plan provides 5% of pay base contribution plus a match of 75 cents for every dollar you contribute to a maximum of 10% of your compensation. The employee stock purchase plan allows for shares to be bought at a 15% discount.


Garmin International is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age or disability.